Nine Patch Uneven Nine Patch
The Uneven Nine Patch style of quilt block is so named because not all of the nine individual patches are the same size as is the case in a regular nine patch quilt block. This style of quilt block is often used in 10" quilt block to make the math easier, but you will find this construction method in many other quilt blocks as well.


Sample Quilt Layouts

The Checkmate quilt block is a simple design and, as you can see from the images below, it can make for some interesting quilts. The two sample quilt layouts illustrated give very different looks to this easy, uneven nine patch quilt block. The additional colour added, whether in the form of sashing strips to separate the blocks and/or extra blank blocks, give just that added punch to your quilt design.